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Markley, Ben Quartet / Basic Economy
Album:Basic Economy Collection:Jazz
Artist:Markley, Ben Quartet Added:Sep 2018
Label:Oa2 Records 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2018-09-23 Pull Date:2018-11-25 Charts:Jazz
Week Ending:Nov 11Oct 28Oct 7

 Recent Airplay
1.Dec 01, 2018:Music Casserole
Basic Economy
4.Oct 25, 2018:A Night on the Roof
2.Nov 29, 2018:No Cover, No Minimum
5.Oct 25, 2018:No Cover, No Minimum
3.Nov 09, 2018:old fart At Play
Mind Fire
6.Oct 24, 2018:Goggles Optional
Autumn Air

Album Review
Tom McCarter
Reviewed 2018-09-09 
Reviewed: 2018-09-09
Genre: Jazz
FCCs: none
Review: Pianist Markley’s latest release is a collection of original material written almost entirely by the bandleader as a way to continue his musical relationship with saxophonist Greg Osby. This disc doesn’t break any existing molds, but instead makes great use of post-bop fundamentals. There’s an obvious comfort level that these four men have with each other
If You Like: McCoy Tyner, Wayne Shorter, Eric Dolphy, Art Blakey, Ron Carter
Track Review (favorites denoted by *):
*1/ FTG (6:50) – drums start> uptempo bopping jam> quick stop
2/ Our Walk (7:06) - piano starts> slow jam> slow fade
*3/ Basic Economy (6:45) – bass/drums start> mid-tempo off-kilter jam> quick stop
*4/ Mind-Fire (7:28) – piano starts> slow jam builds to midtempo> slow fade
5/ Road To Ace (9:28) – piano starts> slow jam> slow fade
*6/ Ice-Line (7:37) – piano starts> slow jam builds to midtempo> slow fade
7/ Half Dozen (3:58) – sax starts> uptempo jam> quick stop
*8/ Autumn Air (8:47) – piano starts> slow jam> slow fade

Track Listing
1.F T G 5.Road To Ace
2.Our Walk 6.Ice-Line
3.Basic Economy 7.Half Dozen
4.Mind Fire 8.Autumn Air